Daire O Brien

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Ireland’s Brittany Hogan dejected after their 56-15 loss to France in the Six Nations round three game at Energia Park in Dublin  on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They’re hardy folk, those Aussie Rules people. Take Brisbane’s Jess Wuetschner. It was during Saturday’s Grand Final, brought to us by TG4, that comme(...)

Ireland’s James Ryan and Robbie Henshaw dejected after the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the game, Jordan Larmour was telling Virgin Media’s Sinéad Kissane about Bono’s motivational chat with the lads during the week, the gist of hi(...)

The Ireland team huddle  in the tough weather conditions during the women’s Six Nations match against Wales at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was the kind of weekend where if you attempted a Garryowen the ball may well have ended up in Newfoundland, although there was a spell in that seco(...)

Franch lock Bernard le Roux (l) and  flanker Charles Ollivon celebrate at the end of the  match against  England. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Half-time in Paris, France 17, England 0, and while John Inverdale, Jeremy Guscott, Martin Johnson and Dylan Hartley sat there ashen-faced, Thomas Cas(...)

 Tadhg Furlong  in action during the  Rugby World Cup match against Samoa in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Hiroshi Yamamura/EPA

Job done. And while the RTÉ lads didn’t go so far as to describe the performance against Samoa as flawless, they were content enough, even Eddie O’Sul(...)

Ireland fans celebrate winning in Kobe. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

There were times in that second half when Donal Lenihan was so down in the dumps he tried to lift his spirits by playing a game of spot-the-look-a-lik(...)

An Ireland supporter displays a poster before the  World Cup Pool D match between Australia and Wales at   Tokyo Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP

The morning after the morning before and there was Tommy Bowe on eir Sport, fresh as a daisy and all set for the 6:15am kick-off between Georgia and U(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Peter O’Mahony with supporters during an open training session at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Why RTÉ , why? It had been a beautiful little spell in our nation’s history, we had come together as one to repel the invader that was the Beast from(...)

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth wins a lineout ahead of Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the autumn international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

All aboard for the biggest 12 hours of your Irish sporting lives. Ryle Nugent was in something approaching Don King mode at the start of the rugby, po(...)

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